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Falcon XR Technical Specifications

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XR Falcon Specifications

Ford Falcon XR Sedan
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1966 - 1968
  • Number Built: 90,810 (including GT)
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Manual Sedan: $2226
    • Fairmont Automatic Sedan: $3125
    • Fairmont Wagon: $3335
  • Models:
    • Falcon Sedan
    • Falcon 500 Sedan
    • Fairmont Sedan
    • GT Sedan
    • Station Wagon
    • 500 Station Wagon
    • Fairmont Station Wagon
    • Utility
    • 500 Utility
    • Van
  • Date of Introduction:
    • Falcon: September, 1966
    • Falcon GT: May 1967
  • To Identify:
    • Mustang inspired body
    • New "coke bottle" style grille, accented by 3 horizontal bars at centre
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 184.6 inches (4689mm)
    • Total width: 73.8 inches (1875mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 54.7 inches (1389mm)
    • Wheelbase: 111.0 inches (2819mm)
    • Front Track: 58.0 inches (1473mm)
    • Rear Track: 58.0 inches (1473mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Sedan: 2938lb (1333kg)
  • Fuel Tank:
    • 16.4 gallons (74.6 litres)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 36.6ft (11.2 metres)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Odometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temp gauge
    • Oil warning lamp
    • Alternator warning lamp
  • Transmission:
    • Manual
      • 1st: 2.95:1
      • 2nd: 1.69:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.80:1
    • 3S Auto
      • 1st: 2.39:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
    • Cruisomatic Auto (top speed indicated for 289 V8)
      • 1st: 2.39:1 to top speed of 66 mph (106 km/h)
      • 2nd: 1.45:1 to top speed of 79 mph (127 km/h)
      • 3rd: 1.00:1 to top speed of 105 mph (169 km/h)
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single cushion disc, dry plate clutch
  • Rear Axle Ratio: 3.23:1
  • Engine/Transmission Combinations:
    • 170 Pursuit Six available with manual or 3 speed 3S automatic
    • 200 Super Pursuit Six available with manual, 3 speed 3S automatic or Cruisomatic
    • 289 V8 only available with Cruisomatic
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 10.1 seconds (289 V8 Cruisomatic)
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • 17.0 seconds (289 V8 Cruisomatic)
  • 170 "Pursuit" Six:
    • Capacity: 170 cubic inches (2.78 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Single throat downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.50 x 2.94 inches (89 x 75mm)
    • Power: 111bhp (83kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 158lb-ft (214Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • 200 "Super Pursuit" Six:
    • Capacity: 200 cubic inches (3.28 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Single throat downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.68 x 3.13 inches (93 x 79mm)
    • Power: 121bhp (90kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 190lb-ft (258Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • 289 Windsor V8:
    • Capacity: 289 cubic inches (4.74 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders in vee
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Two barrel carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 2.87 inches (102 x 73mm)
    • Power: 200bhp (149kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 282lb-ft (382Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.3:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Six Cylinder: Single tail-pipe, zinc annealed type muffler
    • 289 V8: Twin pipes
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent type with coil springs and hydraulic double acting shock absorbers, stabiliser bar
    • Rear: Semi-elliptic springs with hydraulic double acting shock absorbers
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball, ratio 20:1
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 10 inch (254mm) drums
    • Note: Power assisted 10.75 inch (273.05mm) Girling disc brakes standard on Fairmont Six, 11.00 inch (279.40mm) standard on Fairmont V8
    • Rear: Hydraulic 10 inch (254mm) drums
  • Wheels:
    • Pressed steel disc wheels with safety rims
  • Tyres:
    • Six Sedans: 6.45 x 14 four-ply
    • V8 Sedans: 6.95 x 14 four-ply
    • Wagons, Utilities and Vans: 7.35 x 14 four-ply
    • Note: Radials optional on all models
    Also see:
    Falcon Identification
    Falcon XR GT Specifications
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